POLICE

Salem

— David Miller, 56, of 476 S. Union Ave., was charged with criminal mischief, assault and aggravated menacing after being apprehended Wednesday at Smith Oil after fleeing the scene of an assault on East Sixth Street on a bicycle while armed with a 9 mm handgun. He reportedly had brandished the gun during a physical confrontation with another man before fleeing on the bike. An officer spotted the bike on Hawley and Miller was arrested.

— Aaron J. McDevitt, 36, of 1026 E. Fourth St., was cited for OVI and later charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to the 1200 block of Franklin Avenue at 1:05 a.m. Thursday for a complaint about a vehicle driving past and someone honking the horn. The caller said it was a man police had dealt with earlier in the evening on a civil matter. The man said his girlfriend would not return his apartment key. He had been told it was a civil matter and was given a courtesy ride home by police due to being intoxicated and unable to obtain a ride from a valid sober driver. The female told police she had given the key back earlier. On Thursday, the vehicle reported honking was located and a traffic stop initiated at Highland near East Third where the driver was found impaired, taken into custody and then processed at the police station. While enroute to the county jail, police said, McDevitt had purposely struck his head and Winona Fire Department first responders and KLG responded to the scene. He was then transported to Salem Regional Medical Center to be treated for a laceration. While there, he started to become combative and was restrained, with the disorderly conduct charged added. After being discharged, he was taken to jail.

— A juvenile reported playing in the road in the area of Newgarden Avenue at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday was not found.

— A custody dispute was reported at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday when the father of a juvenile said his child often goes to visit his grandmother and was not returned home on time this day. Police were attempting to track down the juvenile when the father called back and said the juvenile returned home.

— No citation was issued after both drivers in a two-vehicle accident at West State and Howard at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday claimed to have the green light. Madeleine Hinkle, 18, of Beloit, was westbound on State passing through the intersection when her Jeep was struck in the rear passenger side tire by another Jeep driven by Kyle Hissom, 24, of Salem, who was southbound on Howard and entered the intersection as Hinkle was passing through. No injuries were reported.

— A man on East 11th reported a possible scam Wednesday. Information was collected.

— A domestic in progress was reported at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at South Union and Maple where two people were arguing but a caller reported it appeared it may get physical. The people involved told police it was only an argument. They were told to be cool and keep the noise level down.

— Police were called at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a loose dog in the area of East Third Street and Vine. The dog was located running on Third, but officers were unable to catch it. The dog owner was in the area attempting to catch it.

— An anonymous person came to the station at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday to speak with officers about a situation concerning a person she had spoken with on social media. She was told her options.

— Police were called at 3:43 p.m. Wednesday to the 1400 block of East State to check on the welfare of a city resident, who was fine.

— A boy who said he was going to harm himself was taken to SRMC Wednesday after police and family members spent nearly an hour searching for him at Memorial Park, where he walked out of the woods at 3:30 p.m. and met all of them. Police had originally been called to check on him on Orchard Bend Drive at 2:03 p.m.. After speaking to him, it was determined that he was all right. At 2:39 p.m., officers returned again to speak to the boy after he sent pictures to a relative and made statements of harming himself. He wasn’t located at the home this time and was texting that he was out walking, then found in the park.

— Police were called at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday to check on the well-being of a female at a business in the 2800 block of East State. She denied anything being wrong or needing help.

— Police were asked at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday to check on the welfare of a city resident in the 400 block of East Euclid. Officers spoke with the person and he was transported to SRMC.

— Keys found in the 400 block of East Second Street were turned over to police at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday.

— Police were called at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Vine Avenue for a welfare check on a male and female asleep in a car out in front of an apartment complex. They said they were tired and waiting before going back on the road.

— Police were called at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Union Avenue and East State Street to check on a person in a wheelchair. He said he was just on his way home from the store.

— Angeline Gouldsberry, 30, of Lisbon, was cited for improper backing after backing her vehicle out of a private drive at 6:48 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of East Third Street and striking a legally parked vehicle which was owned by HV Contractors Inc. of Poland.

Perry Township

— Police were dispatched at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of West State Street for a neighbor complaint about loud arguing. Police made contact with the involved parties who said they were just arguing over the dogs in the apartment trying to attack the cats. There was no physical contact.

— A man in the 1100 block of East 11th reported at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday his neighbor was harassing him while he was measuring for a fence. The neighbor when contacted told police she thought he was on her property. Both parties were told to stop speaking with each other and to stay separated.

— Township officers responded to Waterworth Memorial Park at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday to assist Salem units in locating a male someone in the park who ingested numerous prescription pills. Officers were able to make contact with the male who was transported by EMT to a hospital for medical treatment.

— Police responded at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday for a 911 hangup call in the 1100 block of West Perry Street, speaking to two people who said they did not call 911. No active warrants were found on either person and police cleared without incident.

— Officers responded at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of West State Street for a neighbor complaint from a woman who said her neighbors were fighting. Police spoke to the neighbors and found both were arguing loudly inside the trailer. They were told to keep their voices down and if their behavior continues, charges could follow.

Hancock County arrests

— James Richard Dunlap, 36, Midland, Pa., domestic battery.

— John Stewart Bryan IV, 38, Gladys Avenue, East Liverpool, possession of a controlled substance.

— Morgan Chestnut, 36, Smith Road, New Cumberland, probation violation.

— Cynthia Ann Williams, 50, South Chester Street, New Cumberland,domestic battery 1st.

— David M. Partee, 28, Ridge Avenue, New Cumberland, fugitive warrant, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), driving while license suspended admin 2nd.

— Dallas Wayne Ashenfeller Jr., 22, Weirton, wanton endangerment (two counts), possession of a controlled substance, brandishing.

— Edward Wayne Howell, 60, Weirton, sex abuse 1st degree (two counts).

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